Transportation Minister and the Director-General of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rotimi Amaechi, is currently embroiled in a leaked tape controversy where he was purportedly heard saying the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has brought misery to Nigerians.
“The President does not listen to anybody. Does he even read” This was earlier shared on Twitter by Reno Omokri a former New Media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
“These are not things you publish ooo. If you publish them, you will never sit with me any day.
“Three years of Buhari oo, everybody is crying, crying…pressmen are crying, farmers are crying, workers are crying, politicians are crying, students are crying, three years oo!
“The rate of poverty is very high. The people are hungry. Nigeria will divide!” a voice said to be Amaechi’s was heard saying in the leaked audio recording.
Phrank Shuaibu, who is the special assistant on public communications and strategy to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in a statement on Sunday also quoted Amaechi as having said Nigeria was beyond redemption and that in the three years Buhari has been in power, Nigerians are lamenting.
He claimed Amaechi said, “This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change is in a situation where everybody is killed. This country is going nowhere.
“When Magnus (Abe) was my Secretary to the Rivers State Government, I told him this country was hopeless and helpless and he told me, ‘Oga, stop it. This cannot be coming from a governor.’ But two months later in Abuja, Magnus came to meet me and said, ‘I agree with you; this country is hopeless and helpless. All they do in Abuja is to share money.’
“The President does not listen to anybody. He doesn’t care. You can write what you want to write. Does he read? I was flying with him in an aircraft and we saw a news report where a goat seller was complaining he couldn’t sell his goats during Sallah because of Buhari’s administration. And the President said, ‘What is my business with goat sellers?”